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Astra Stock Falls After Weekend Rocket Launch Failure
"Builder astra stock fell monday. After the companies launch attempt over the weekend failed following a problem at liftoff shares of astra fell nearly nineteen percent
"astra" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Do maze over here go all right. We have astra be right with a seer snow. Okay i'd like to welcome to the program or welcome back to the program. Astra taylor here. She is to promote her book. Remake the world essays. Reflections rebellions Thanks so much for joining us today. Astra thanks for having me. I'm a really honored. I will show the cover because my sister made it so it's extra special. I love that. And i love the cover and astros bid on the show a bunch of times with the debt. The debt collective. And you've really been as you write about in your book involved in activism and this kind of work for for many years at this point so there's a lot to glean from from what you right You you start your book with the coronavirus pandemic and around this central theme of breathing and breath right so in two thousand and twenty there is cova. I don't know the audience. I don't know if they've ever heard of it. But there is called the coronavirus pandemic and also the murder of george floyd obviously were he losses breath and lost his life and couldn't breathe climate. Change all coming together so just take us through that and why you chose to open with that and how it informs the rest of your book and so much ya that. That essay begins with this exactly as you just beautifully. Put it this. The fact that breath in twenty twenty. And i it the seat of that as it was planted because i learned that the word conspiracy if you go back etymologically to its origin actually means to breathe together and so of course i was also thinking like so many others about how. There are lots of conspiracies these days right. There's lots of misapprehensions about how power works and who's pulling the strings but it turns out that actually This idea breathing together has another dimension if you go back to the founding of this country there is something and you know. It's still in effect. There's something called the conspiracy doctrine which is a legal framework that is used to suppress organizing to suppress specifically labor union. So throughout the the Eighteen hundreds in one thousand nine hundred workers who are trying to come together to advocate for better treatment at their workplace but basically just to change society were charged with being conspiracy. Has there's a great great land. I quote in that essay. That's something like when workers meet a to try to raise wages. It's conspiracy but when bosses do it when bosses meet to lower wages. It's a conference right. So this you know conspiracy. Doctor was used to suppress organizing. And so when i'm looking at in that essay is the way that the long war against the left against working people has contributed to all of these injustices right to Systemic racism and police violence to the fact were just struggling to make ends meet. People are drowning in debt. Which is something. I'm very concerned about the fact of of climate change runaway climate change. Because actually you know People have been punished for trying to organize to change things and that that long war on the left has created this vacuum into which these destructive conspiracy theories than flourish right. So it's all connected so that s as me you know thinking about the conditions of obviously spilling over into twenty twenty one and making. What is the fundamental point of the entire collection. Which is that people need to organize that. Actually if we want to change things for the better was required as a conspiracy of epic proportions. People have to come in breath together get organized bill power so we can actually affect change. And that is what i've been trying to do. You know in my work with the dead collective and in collaboration with other movements for most of my life were you write that the our inability to conspire is actually hurting us. Which i thought was such a a great flip on the concept of the conspiracy theory and you take us through historically the first labour conspiracy case which i know you just alluded to from the eighteen. O five philadelphia cordwainer trial. Could you talk about that to the audience. And how that sets. The stage for labor conspiracies in broader sense. Yeah again the conspiracy doctrine goes back to the colonial era was actually some those imported from british common law and it was twisted around so conspiracy doctrine initially in britain was about preventing people from sort of abusing the legal system so in bringing frivolous cases. Somehow it got turned around into punishing those who are trying to build a collective build collectively build power and And you know go on strike in an organized for better wages and stuff like that so it's one of these things where you know illegal. The lie is distorted by people in power. So that was an important first case. Because you know essentially The takeaway from it was that labor unions were illegal. And that was the the reality for you know decades and decades and of course workers won the right to organize. We look at the new deal. Era the wagner. Act is kind of breakthrough where workers finally had the right to form unions and then of course there was the counterattacked with the passage of taft hartley in nineteen forty seven. Which said nieto said. Okay sure you have a kind of you have a great team but you can't do solidarity strikes you can't do sit down strikes and so then once again makes many forms of solidarity and conspiracy conspiring illegal. So it's just. I think it's really important for for those of us who are struggling to organize to put these two to put this all in historical context and realize just how threatening it is just how how threatening organizing is to the status quo right. They wouldn't have to make illegal to engage in this legal suppression of solidarity if there wasn't If there wasn't something incredibly powerful about it. So yeah this word. I think conspire is something we do need to reclaim you know. And i was also consciously pushing back against the fact that you know the the takeaway from so many liberals in this moment of distracted conspiracy. Theories is okay we need to do is trust. Experts trust science you know. Let let the responsible people handle it. And i'm saying no what we need to actually build democratic mass political power right so that we can finally engage in the kind of economic struggle in redistribution that we really need if we're going to solve some of these major political and social dilemmas. Yeah and you also get some more historical context about the the modern interpretation of the kind of conspiracy theories you cohen. So pro watergate allies that that got us into the iraq war and it just creates this fertile ground for conspiracy theories as we know them today. I wanna get into cue which you write about extensively but just in terms of from i guess the twentieth century on like even or i guess modern right wingers who seemed to delve more into conspiracy theories than than the left in general. Like even. if they're they're not consciously thinking about say cohen dole pro or whatever. How did all of those historical events create this ecosystem where this kind of conspiracy theory could thrive. Yeah thank you for. I'm like what did i write in that essay. Yeah thanks for the reminder. I think is really important. One of the main pieces of that is that the most destructive conspiracies conspiracy. Theories have emanated from the center of power right and they have been anti-communist white supremacist. Anti muslim conspiracies right. And so you know looking at the two waves of the red scare in the twentieth century..
"astra" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
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"astra" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"Oh yes yeah. Don't be jelly jelly. Okay she carina says let me read it My favorite ovation has how being in space can affect your mental health. And how important it is to be outside field a win in your face feel the warmth san on your feet when you walk down the beach when you guys think very true. It's very true but like if we get to create something like an arc wage. It's incised fiction. Oh i even in expense that space. You could use that big. Who in the beginning of very first episode of captain that ship. He almost killed himself and he was walking on dirt the harrow on room with his bare feet to feel something close to worth it. I mean beltre's which are worn in space for generations. I they don't understand what's what's what rings mess like you know if you dig into worth just dying minutes. Because they're gonna be pressurized by dip oxygen levels in the the doors and air pressure and gravity. A he's thinking. Like i think that probably if if you think about it the while. We don't adapters. I in retrospect if we going back but once we go to space we really live on until the lifespan on stage without really having health complications if we eliminate becomes spread like radio space radiation that live on. There's one thing. I mean there's multiple things but there's one thing like in space because you are lacking everything including pressure in gravity if we don't figure out a way to create some sort out artificial gravity. The biggest problem that i can see is bone mass reduction. Yes yes but. I think that we are going to take over the gravity. Eventually if we can come up with some sort of like the gateway project where we have ship similar or the same to the one we see on space odyssey to doesn't want where the living quarters are a rotating platform that creates Gravity as it travels through space..
"astra" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"Become a better person because after he finally had that. Let's call it closure. He was able to go what he went back to earth. We can see him meeting his wife or girlfriend. It wasn't really specify in the movie but you can tell the difference in him when he was drinking coffee. Shop waiting for life slash score front. He looks different. And that's when i was looking at that i was thinking you know the defect of water under pressure on or pressure cooker. You know you can bottle things up for so long. He in i know based on you know up to this point when you're watching the entire movie the he's trying to get it under control because he feels like if he doesn't get it on the control he's going to fail. And whatever dot point came in had no control key blew up. Yeah but but that's the thing that shows a he steals a human but that blowing up is the equivalent to releasing pressure pressure that he was causing yourself that he needed to go. And after that pivotal point i think that's when he became a better person and you can see the change in him after that point so you know which means that that was in his behavior. That's not how we actually exactly because the thing with the psychopathic people is that they have no remorse for anybody else. Bill take advantage of. You doesn't matter what it is. They don't have that capacity will have the they have the They'll have the empathy or emotional. They just don't emotion. They actually saw a documentary about psychopaths and they show like like brain charts. What they show you like it does it just doesn't shows it's completely gone on their brain. Yeah the emotional aspect gone like they don't cry they don't is they don't capable. They just d lacking they can almost be narcissistic where you can learn behaviors and you can learn how other people react you because obviously to a certain point you're going to be like i'm kind of weird because i'm you know but you can learn the behaviors but you're not really that excitingly judge yourself while your surroundings while you're experiencing And i think that that's that's important part of that. What he's doing because when he breaks down he's showing you his psychopathic. he break. We broke down so he's a behavior for sound good because he's not he's going to be a real mess and we have in control. I like to see that we see that from the beginning to because when he's in control centime feels off. Of course i mean he. He's going against his nature. He he's not gonna tell. I mean granted. He did say he. compartmentalizing you know but it is very obvious to. He is forcing himself into control. And we can't do that This will be. We did an episode lawn way. Chrishell.
"astra" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"But is not. Viable is what i'm saying. We have to solution. We just don't know how to harness it. i think it would be cleaner. You think about this for a minute. And this is something that he'd the guy the scientists that was talking on the video that was watching Kinda put it into perspective. I was like holy crap. Yeah i never thought about the way you're using an explosive as a propulsion method. Yeah what's the difference between that explosive reaction that we already using would combustible few. It's the same thing is a consequence of rile that toronto air. Try it and riot in trials but mistake we nuclear power. We don't have that much space to play around with this sure. Noble over again will be worse than spaceship is actually if you think about the fact that they're both about the same but look at consequences of what happens with fuel versus what happens with nuclear you. You might just wanna use few. And i mean look at look at the expense. You can see it. The solution being put to practice in their mold shapes are actually fueled by What did you think you're gonna love. She's mentioning onto stream to. We are awesome great. Thank you thank you. So no. I see i mean. I don't know if you guys have seen to this expanse great show by the way we have the solution. I mean digging spend weeks and weeks in his ship. And i mean they pick up and if measures the fuel to but i. That's that's what i'm saying. We we just haven't harnessed economically. It would be kinda cool because if you think about one. Good aspect of nuclear is the fact that it be case so slow so you can have a source of fuel lasts a great amount of time so think about the implications on that when he comes to enter sterile traveled. You know if you wanna travel.
"astra" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"Elliott this guy build holes onto the streets like yeah. Yeah yeah yeah. So we don't know whether featured holes for us we ila I think you're out of control. You put me in command with them. You gave them the control even before the power. So yeah this movie in to go back going back to the movie and what we started talking about how you know when we were talking about. How important is ver- for humans to open a window. Look at the sun and that's why it was so important for him to have those. And i don't know how frequent there were site checks. You inside checks. They also think of the movie was once a week once a week with a week while it was. It was a little freaky. That's rough body. It you know is it. It speaks.
EU Asks Belgian Court to Fine AstraZeneca
"The european union and vaccine producer. Astrazeneca are attempting to settle their differences in brussels court today. The e contends that astrazeneca has been slow to deliver the doses of covid nineteen vaccines was contractually obliged to and that at least fifty million doses the e. You should have had were sent elsewhere. Astrazeneca unsurprisingly disputes. This cynical souls have suggested that. The eu is seeking to deflect blame for a generally slow rollout of covid nineteen vaccines especially when measured against the progress of recent. You abscond e the united kingdom. Well joining me now. From brussels fronts twentyfold europe editor. Catherine nicholson She's joined also by independent legal expert. Get vancouver who is joining us from leuven catherine first of all to the basics of the case itself. What is the use case here in what of i hoping to gain from this i say the european commission signed a contract with seneca supply Vaccine doses at the end of august last year and it paid two hundred twenty four million euros astrazeneca a full ingredients for these vaccines in september of twenty twenty so the commission is saying that contracts to astra zeneca to deliver three hundred million indexes affects seem by the end of june this year But it's now expecting to receive just fifty million even the listens per we remember that astrazeneca said earlier in the yet they have some production problems therefore saving issues as we know with experts being restricted from various places around the world the european commission. Oversees saying this is not what they contracts it. That's their arguments And they are demanding. That's more doses be delivered And it's essentially arguing that astrazeneca's failed to honor contractual commitments. To deliver vaccine doses. On the other hand astra zeneca says that this case is without
How to Test Hormone Levels at Home with the DUTCH Test
"To say what the dutch test is for everybody. Yeah that's a good point so it's actually an acronym stands for dried urine test for comprehensive hormones so it is not a dutch heritage test which we do get asked about but basically see strips of paper that you urinate on four sometimes five times in a day and you do it throughout the day because we're looking to get a rhythm we want to see your cortisol through the day and what we'll do is we'll take a weighted average of all your other hormones so you're progesterone estrogen your testosterone. We actually do pull those off of every single strip that you submit and so by getting it in urine as opposed to going for a blood draw which is a big question right. Just get my blood drawn. Well now a lot of people don't want to go to a lab and so they really like the convenience of doing this at home but the urine gives this extra added bonus in that you get to see where hormones go so bloodwork tells you how much you have s- floating around in circulation in your in kind of gives you a better snapshot of how much you hadn't circulation and then how it gets processed which is really important for women especially when we're looking at estrogen because all women freak out about estrogen and the way estrogen is processed can. Tell us if we should freak out or not and so it is definitely helpful to go if you choose to go on hormone replacement therapy on on estrogen. Or maybe you're just feeling astra you've been told. You've estrogen dominance like let's figure out what's going on in these pathways that we find in the urine. Are you going down the wrong pathway. Or you're stuck maybe you're pathways blocked and then we can work backwards and app unblock and unplug and re divert so that you feel more balanced and that's what's that's what's great about dutch because you can do it at home then you all this information
A Look at the Science Behind Vaccines and Blood Clots
"Is the big story. Roxanne kimsey independent science journalist who dove deep into the astra zeneca and johnson and johnson. Blood clotting shoe for the atlantic. Hey roxanne has it going. It's going well i'm I'm excited to talk about this. Because i feel like this is a way more complex Medical issue then. It's often presented as is that accurate. Oh i mean absolutely. I think that with each day that goes by a new layer is added and the average person's kind of left scratching their head and thinking. What does this mean for me but absolutely the science is is is getting deeper by the day and it's it's great in a way because we're learning so much about vaccines that we never knew. Maybe let's
Australia and Greece Recommend Alternative Vaccines for Young People
"Australia and greece are the latest countries to recommend alternatives to the astra zeneca cova vaccine for young people after researchers found more rare but potentially fatal blood clots linked to the vaccine. European officials have identified roughly two hundred clots among a million people who shaved astra zeneca shots in europe in the uk. Npr's jason bogosian has been following the story and he joins us now for an update. Good morning good morning jason Some of the new research was published. Just yesterday what does it say what. We still don't know exactly what's happening in these patients. The papers in the new england journal of medicine. They look at sixteen cases in norway. Germany and austria. And here's what they found. The symptoms begin about a week to fourteen days. After the immune ization patients started out with these really severe headaches. Muscle aches swelling. Nine of the sixteen died and most of them were young women in their twenties and thirties. Yikes do you know why. At this point it's too early to tell why predominance among women it may be due to the fact that norway was using astrazeneca for healthcare workers who lean towards predominantly women and using pfizer to vaccinate. It's older populations that might have things bit. Initially european regulators said the rates of this calling disorder. Were no higher than what you'd see in the general population. But they've changed that now they're saying yes it does appear that in roughly one in a hundred thousand people vaccinated with astra zeneca. This serious side. Effect could occur. We should note that the astra zeneca vaccine is not authorized yet here in the united states correct but our other countries with this new information. Still gonna use it. Well some are switching. How they're using it. They're offering alternatives to the younger people and trying to use astrazeneca more with older groups up but many countries really don't have a choice. Astra zeneca is the vaccine. Much of the world is banking on
Officials rush to defend AstraZeneca Covid vaccine after UK, EU blood clot guidance
"The oxford astrazeneca vaccine under uncomfortable scrutiny medicines regulators in the uk and the eu have judge that its benefits outweigh any possible risks. But they haven't ruled out a causal link between the vaccine and rare blood clot conditions in a tiny number of recipients resulting. This week in britain's regulator the are recommending alternative vaccines be given two hundred thirty s. All of which is worrying when it comes to competence in this back saying because as the observers science editor robin the key points out the stakes are incredibly high. It is the vaccine which the world depends. Because it's so easy to store and distribute a little cost so it's an incredibly important vaccine for the planet we might in the west. Get away with visors. Madonna's leaves astrazeneca. There's no doubt about it from the guardian. I'm a niche kristalina. Today in focus understanding the risks and rewards of the astra zeneca vaccine robin. When did this start. When did they first notice. But there might be a link between the vaccine and blood clubs. I miss in scandinavia at the leg. Ego muffled memento through dot com the live it will be weakening at astrazeneca seneca walks in norway and denmark. A proper schooners vaccine and they've begun to spot. These links of these tastes on gemini finds. Stop stop stuff. The in china from ministers bondi influence middle astrazeneca forces tiber asthma also advising defiant britain finds cases the british medicines regulator the hra says. It's like done defied. Thirty cases of red blood clots and people who've had the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccine reaches world's far corners
"More than one. Hundred countries and economies have now received cave nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty fourth of february announcing the news on thursday the world health organization. Who said that more than thirty. Eight million doses of astrazeneca fire and serum institute of india have being transported globally. So far the aim is to deliver at least two billion doses of vaccines in two thousand and twenty one. In particular to developing countries. The development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or a covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number. You've had the job in statements on wednesday evening. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator or concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks more than one hundred ninety million doses of the astros. Zenica vaccine have been administered today but only one hundred eighty. Two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said as it advised countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine not that it had saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness
COVAX Reaches Over 100 Economies, 42 Days After First International Delivery
"Than one hundred countries and economies have now received covid nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty four of february announcing the news on thursday the un world health organization. Who said the more than thirty eight million doses of astrazeneca pfizer biotech and serum institute of india had been transported globally so far kovacs aims to supply vaccines to all those requested them. In the first half of this year the development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or as ed covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number had the job in statements on wednesday evening the. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator all concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks. More than one hundred and nine hundred million doses of the astra zeneca vaccine have been administered. Todate but only one hundred eighty two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said its advice to countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine noting that it has saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness
Blood Clots Reportedly 'Very Rare' Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine
"Does believe that there is a possible link between the astra zeneca co covid vaccine and very rare but potentially fatal blood clots. Npr's jason boubyan reports that the european drug regulators says that boycotts must now be listed as a possible side effect. The safety committee of the european medicines agency analyzed eighty six cases of blood clots. That occurred in people up to two weeks after getting the astrazeneca shot and we have concluded that there is indeed a possibility of a very rare event that might occur. That's dr sabine. Strauss the head of the safety committee. She says the unusual immune reaction appear similar to a rare clotting reaction to a blood thinner called heparin. there have been at least eighteen. Potentially vaccine related deaths among the twenty five million people immunized with astra zeneca in europe stresses that with thousands of people dying every day from covid the benefits of the asiatic vaccine far outweigh the potential risk from this rare. Immune reaction jason on. Npr news this
European Agency Finds Astrazeneca Shot Can Cause Rare Blood Clots
"Corona virus vaccine can cause some rare side effects, but its benefits still outweigh the risks. British Medicines agency says blood clots are extremely rare happening in about one in a million people. Still, U. K is going to offer the Madonna or Fizer vaccines as alternatives to people under 30. Meantime, South Korea has become the latest country to restrict use of the Astra shot. It's temporarily suspending it for people younger than 60. President Biden gives his second public pitch for infrastructure in a
Lawmakers Want Details on Facebook’s Instagram for Kids
"Democratic lawyers are asking facebook the detail. Its instagram for kids project. They have concerns about the proposal. You think following report last month. The facebook is working on a version. Instagram for children under the age of thirteen parents. Parents parents parents a group of four democrat. Lawmakers said they're concerned with the company's plan a letter signed by senator ed markey richard blumenthal represent. Kathy castor and laurie trahan. The group astra series appointed and technical questions related the project for instance several direct. The company detail. How the tubers instagram will be including whether facebook will those will allow those on the main line app to see the contents. Kids post other questions. Touched on practical subjects ike. How facebook plans to handle things when he used turns thirteen and so on and so forth please please please if they launch this. Do not allow your under thirteen year. Old kids to get a kids instagram. Please
South Africa Under Fire Over Resale of AstraZeneca Vaccines
"Africa has sold the one million doses of the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine that got earlier this year after a study showed it offers minimal protection against mild and moderate cases of the south african variant but ishmael fundy globe reports. Many are criticizing the sale. Many south africans argue the vaccine could have been given to high risk individuals as it would protect them against severe disease. The government opted to roll out the country's vaccination program using johnson and johnson vaccine so africa has the highest number of recorded covid nineteen cases and debts on the african continent. Ishmael fantastic love reporting
South Africa sells AstraZeneca doses to other AU nations
"The one million doses of the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine. Got this year after a study showed it offers minimal protection against mild and moderate cases of the south african variant but ishmael phoned equal reports. Many are criticizing the sale. Many south africans argue the vaccine could have been given to high risk individuals as it would protect them against severe disease. The government of to roll out the country's vaccination program using the johnson and johnson vaccine so lucky guy has the highest number of recorded covid nineteen cases and debts on the african continent ishmael and equal reporting in. Florida
Vaccines vs Variants: Will They Work?
"Today on the show. Where pinning facts against visor and medina and johnson and johnson and astra zeneca. Yes more and more of us getting out shots and so we want to know. Will these vaccines save us or is the virus about to outsmart us again. Hey science versus. I got my first Ouchi a few weeks ago. We asked signs vessels listeners. What it was like to finally get the job. I received the first dose of my pfizer vaccine. My first dose of the moderna vaccine. Johnson and johnson one and john. When they gave me the shot. I was like tell me. When it's done in there like we already did it. And over and over again we had one word to describe how people felt relief relief. Just the relief and started crying in the waiting area. That just feels like word stepping out from under the dark cloud. I feel like i can actually breathe again. But at the same time there was a lot of confusion after all cases at taking up in the us and other parts of the world. I'm still nervous about that. Return to normal when they get full. Immunity is it safe to do exactly if i'm still nervous about possibly carrying the virus and giving it to someone unvaccinated and meanwhile we're hearing more and more about new mutations in this virus but some are saying can make it more deadly and help it spread foster and now people are wondering. Wait a sec if this virus is changing these vaccines we just got even gonna work.
Clinical trials underway to test jab efficacy for children in the UK
"Some queued for hours outside wall substitute library for walk. In short of the coluna virus vaccine. Three thousand jobs were given here during the day earlier. This week it was announced that fifty seven percent of all adults in the uk been given at least one shot but now could the nation's children also joining the lines. Trials are apparently on the way. Our deputy political editor. Nicholas cecil has stored nicholas. How young are we talking about here. Well at the moment scientists and health experts in bristol. The building children's vaccine said they have a study underway involving children who are teenagers. And this is a study using the astra zeneca jab. They're expecting shortly to be given the go ahead to start recruiting younger children as young as five and the reason why they're doing these trials is that so far all. The clinical trials have been adults to check that the vaccine was safe and worked in adults. And now they're checking out with it. It'd be equally safe and effective for for for children for people under eighteen benegas. Do we need to give children a virus facts. Because i thought you know the whole point of them. Going back to school was because young people don't get the serious effects of covid nineteen if the contract. This is a very interesting ethical question children as you say if they do get grown virus they are very unlikely to get the disease severely. But there's a big issue here of nuts about the circulation of the virus so this study will look at whether the vaccine works in children and then the the experts expect decision by the government in the summer about whether to start vaccinating children and professor. Adam finn who's from bristol university one of the leading experts on this. He was explaining that to vaccinate children just for the benefit of other people that that could be questionable and he would feel uncomfortable about that but he explained that actually if vaccinating children meant that the disease was kept under control and that meant that schools could reopen safely in september then there would be a benefit to children and therefore actually giving the jabs to children we would be beneficial only to them but also society
Astrazeneca vaccine in US raises hopes
"This week has covid. Nineteen cases continue to fall across the uk. They are at the same time surging in europe partly as a result of the spread of the kent. Variant that is now becoming the dominant circulating strain of the virus in many eu countries. The other factor is low levels of corona vars vaccination that have so far been achieved across the eu block. Some of that stems from skepticism. Any eu countries about the effectiveness of the astra zeneca vaccine. So maybe that will be about to change now. Thanks to the announcement of another successful trial of the vaccine. This time in the us astrazeneca have slightly revised their numbers since they made the trial results public. But they're still very encouraging. Chris spoke to university of kent virologists. Jeremy rothman to his reaction. I asked him whether a year on from the uk. I entering a lockdown. He expected us to be in this situation. We are today absolutely not. There's a lot that we had an idea of what was coming in terms of the severity and the need for strong action. But the fact that we are still experiencing lockdowns that. We've spent a large portion of the year in lockdown in dramatic restrictions. And we still do not have a solid plan of how we are going to get out of. This is really beyond belief to me. What did you think would happen this time last year when we watched boris johnson. Deliver that press conference when everyone was just glued to the tv and we'll fell down our spines. Where did you think it would end and win. I wasn't sure what i was hoping was that we would have lockdown and that that would drive cases down now that that absolutely did happen but what i had been waiting for. That didn't happen was that we would use that period of time to build and reinforce the infrastructure needed when we got out of the locked out
AstraZeneca Releases Updated Covid-19 Vaccine Data Showing 76% Efficacy
"This was seriously weird. Turn of events for astrazeneca. This week monday morning. We got the highly anticipated face. The results from its. Us trials seventy nine percent efficacy which came in better than expected but later that night at about midnight dr found institute released a statement saying the oversight board said those were data so now astrazeneca has given us the updated results just two days later and the numbers. They really didn't change too much now. Seventy six percent overall efficacy against symptomatic disease the efficacy against severe disease state and one hundred percent in people over sixty five and actually went up five points to eighty five percent and they did have a lot more cases to count here one hundred ninety as of today's results including eight severe cases strengthening that finding from one hundred forty one and five severe cases on monday. Guys how to folks looking at this after seeing kind of rollercoaster. We've seen this week and just saying the vaccine looks good. But the communications have just been awful. Dr not had bedell tweeting quote at this point. I'll just wait for the fda submission packet just to avoid any more roller coaster rides and a guys. A lot of people will be looking forward to seeing those data when astra zeneca files which they had said would be in the first half of april with the fda then three weeks later we should see fda's analysis of those data and we'll get to look at all of it itself but this has just been a weird ride made even more weird by the fact that these updated data didn't really change that
Export-control panel: the EU meets on vaccines
"Today. European union leaders will hold a virtual summit to discuss improvements to the bloc's vaccine roll out. The most contentious topic will be plans to increase europe's ability to block exports of vaccines. The proposed legislation was unveiled yesterday by the train chief valdez dombrowski's commission has adopted and implementing revelation To adopt an expert authorization mechanism for vaccine was aim of preserving security of our supply chains. The wording is general of the intent specific. The proposal comes as a battle plays out between the eu and the british swedish company astra zeneca which has been accused of failing to honor its supply contract with europe. The move marks a sharp escalation in the us response to a floundering vaccination rollout at home beset by delivery delays supply issues and a third wave of the disease. Britain would be hard hit by those new rules because so far. It's benefited the most. From europe's vaccine exports but yesterday britain and the e u issued a joint statement. Aiming for a win win situation that would boost supplies for both that might sound like a cooling of tensions but the vaccine row has been long in coming and marks another jolt on an already bumpy road to a post brexit relationship.
"astra" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"He is a great race named after great racehorse that people remember name astra and she was a marathon like marathon I like that this one of the few times when they do cross the dirt now since you're not running that down hills I like Hey Tina but for second I don't think she can win last time out she closed her second the Frankel amount a she's the one time she ran a mile and three eights she ran really even when she was two links back at the eight Colin to three quarter back at the wire and I use as an example horses needs to shorten up not go longer so I'm gonna go with three blue diva actually ships out for ari her virgin often nice will also claim it was their second win in a row she won on the all weather wanted to Peter November came back to win the Miss America on the all weather but she's got the center form she's won the grass for she gets a deal which is what I'm talking about earlier the job he's just on fire rode a great race on the grass last time out dealers for one very playable here to see second one it's a very irises okay she won a mild treats race in August the C. T. T. California thoroughbred trainers steaks I believe it was and then she ran in the rodeo drive grade one she's overmatched she's not that good but she's good for this level she could wake up in the one lost in translation translation probably the one to catch because she's got theories speed the rail or could be so tough to catch your first on a lonely she didn't win at all after going slow on the lead in the red carpet she got tired kids change yours area and she gets the rail reserve sticking around California right now with the lighter jockey colony in his really caring about these dirty for sixty first or second so there's a guy you gadis near Jack because when the as alive or so three five one by my wind kicks here Judy was my when that and I'll play this to an exact trade sectors in second in this race highly about a minute left to take a quick look at Golden Gate great the only race five number seven awesome so more on to waste to race win streak is the one to key in a exactly and tries to act as a like the sidewall buddy to come in second and third a little seven five all for fifty center expected maybe in seven all five he the seven awesome silver intakes for peace in the six race five six and seven all but two first time starters the five ridge show time the six than usual mischief with where I Kelly no Martinez and the seven collusion delusion of scratch to run on the spot and in the seventh race I like the nine and the one the nine midnight flour and second last out should not be ten to one here Sam and the one casino games a legitimate favorites refund coming off a pair of nice wins for Alan Jackson all right we'll catch up with you and few weeks it will have a little picture of the first set a three year old perhaps to the big derby days all right thanks very much does have a great Sunday Ellis thank you very much your ridiculous I will take a quick break and this is dollar down to Golden Gate feels first post twelve forty five and forty niner talk starts at nine o'clock with Aaron Copeland in the pre game of the pregame leading up to three forty kick off right here on KNBR the sports leader the track was Sam spear on KNBR as the sports leader what is Marin hell it's a question we hear a lot in the North Bay people have a lot of different answers it's the community hospital Marin health Medical Center I was actually born there and so was my dad they've really keep up with technology and I hear the new building is gonna be great you mean or in health medical network they have those Marin health UCSF health clinics all over the north my primary care doctor and my cardiologists are both men health stocks I'm pretty sure it includes ran health foundation I donate every year they raise.
"astra" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Him but as the movie goes on and he begins getting tied to an external conflict lead which in this case is father up you see that he starts change. He starts to become a little more anxious. He starts to get a little more irritated. He it makes it a point that it becomes really tough for him at least in his mind to deal what with everything that's going on in this mission that he has if you look at the character that's being played by Ethan Hawke. He's presented with a situation that he can't ignore. It's it's driving him crazy pretty much and that's what happens with Brad Pitt's to a lesser extent but I think thank those similarities between those two main characters. How at the beginning of the film they're both calm. They're both you know. They know what they are and they know what they do. Do they handle their situations day to day but when something changes them or something comes in conflict with them how they begin to that change change and they begin to become anxious characters they begin to you know. WanNa ask questions or they just get stressed out by what's going on around them. So that's what I found pretty fascinating with the two of them. I find it interesting that it's not so much the things that happened to them that are adding to their the stress and anxiety but it's the asking of questions. It's the not not going along with with the plan in and thinking for themselves about like you know is is this ray. What are we doing the right things and that's what really drives them. You know starts to drive them a little crazy and of course more so I reformed armed but I love that you brought to eight twenty four movies to this conversation so eh well okay so my next puzzle piece. I am going to go with a movie. That's probably a little too recent to truly truly have been an inspiration but I'm going to bring it up anyway and that is I man but I mean I think it's just such a clear. you know a clear parallel here between these two movies of to move to movies that deal with just the psychological effects of space east travel and the isolation of space travel and you know the disconnect that creates with family and with just you know a regular life on earth and I you know we did an episode on. I man when it first came out and I will say I did not really love. I man I. I guess I went into it wanting wanting a more traditional just big. You know like an Apollo third. Yeah yeah something like that and I I was like really so it's going to be this but I think that when you're dealing with something fictional like ad Astra and something that that you know take some interesting approaches to the I two that idea. I think works a lot better. I guess I'm still waiting for for the Real Neil Armstrong Armstrong movie but but I I know a lot of people disagree with me though Yeah we actually did an episode on I man and it was the three of us and two of the three did not like I man because of the way it goes. It's not a traditional going to to space in seeing how ROKA's person as or you know or you know a very triumphant score when they land on the moon you know not stuff like fat but I will say that this movie and I man do have in common like you were saying about the psychological effects of space space but also how these two characters are pretty similar in terms of how focused they are and how nothing else matters except for we need to go to space or I need to do this mission. I think there's some similarities between the two characters. You know. It's funny when you say that because I love Ryan Gosling as an actor. I love Brad pity actor but and you're absolutely right they have. They're very similar and they're driven. NECE in there you know they're kind of disconnect from other other people and yet for whatever reason I'd like Brad Pitt's character so much more like I could just watch him and root for him. I guess in in a way you know and I just I'm so much more so much more into watching watching him. Go about whatever it is. His story is is going to be that. I was watching Ryan Gosling. I just as I watched that version of this kind of a character. I'm like get it together man in Italy here you on that but yeah well. It's not it's not hard to basically look at Brad Pitt for for two hours. Yes that's actually pretty good looking guys no question there well. What do you got for your next one all right this the final one that I have and so it is interstellar I think the parallels I think are just a little too obvious not not to mention them. number one is the way space is portrayed in in both of these movies. I think both of them take a very interesting interesting and I would say cool approach to how they design their space exploration whether it's designer the ships are the the actual special effects of the movie and how they use them to design their vision of space. I think they're both interesting and very meanwhile done but more importantly I think the other main point you could pull from both movies is the parent child relationships between the main characters in interstellar yet. Matthew mcconaughey character with his daughter who eventually is played by Jessica chastain. There is that sense of abandonment went from the child towards their parent that the mission that they went on was more important than them on earth and that's exactly what Brad Pitt's character deals with Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones was so caught up with the mission and going out that he abandoned in his family and his and his son just as Matthew mcconaughey abandoned his daughter and his also his son as well and I found that to be the strongest point between these two movies and how similar they are in that aspect. I like it. I like it and you know it's funny. I've seen people bull on twitter on film twitter which we all know film twitter's just the worst but I've seen people try to say that there is no comparison between in the two movies that they they're not alike in any way I think they absolutely are alike in quite a few ways like what you were just talking about right there. I mean using a space travel. You know adventure basically for the purpose of dealing with people's emotions rather than some kind of you've you know plot driven goal or something like that. I think there is definitely parallels between interstellar in this movie. Yeah I find it interesting. When people say there isn't some type of like relationship board? They're not similar because it's almost a little too obvious yes how similar the aspect. I completely agree completely agree well. I only have one more puzzle pieces well so ah I told you before we started recording this kind of silly so I don't really think of it as an inspiration just a observation but but I should I should preface by saying I didn't mind this scene at all in either movie but when Brad Pitt flies through space piece I was. I was reminded of Princess Leia in the last Jedi that Sean's hated so much and I was that was cool. I mean come on. I I love last. I don't care what anyone says so do. I that Oh my God I love that movie so much and don't we're both gonNA negate for them. I'm sure we will and I don't give a damn. Johnson rules all right well. I'm going to do the finished puzzle and then we'll get into any he closing thoughts that we had on this movie so we've got X. McKenna total recall goodfellas event Horizon Mad Ed Max Fury Road Lost City of Z. I reformed I man interstellar and the last Jedi so great list of movies here you know really a wide ranging list of movies but quite a few that deal with space and you know all that kind of stuff because I mean come on of course that's bound to happen but it definitely definitely goes into a lot of different other directions as well Do you have any any closing thoughts about Ad Astra Astra. I recommend anyone who enjoys space movies. Just give it a shot. I think that you will be better off off than the worse off unless you really hate space movies but I think there is.
"astra" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Had the thought of you you know show not tell which is a very common expression. When you're talking about a movie in this particular case I think it would have been tough to get the thought or message across to the audience if there wasn't that narration if you're just watching Brad Pitt on screen and Dan. You're seeing him go through things. You're not really getting the full of motion how he's feeling about it and it's not like he's giving off a very emotive performance formats so I think the voiceover was handled well and it was necessary. In this case. Absolutely I completely agree well all right. I'M GONNA go onto a another one here. another puzzle piece so in this movie ad Astra we've a a ship that has been missing for years out when Ed sent set out on a mission and then disappeared and others a signal and they think that that oh it might still be out there. Let's send a rescue mission and of course spoiler alert. We don't worry about spoilers on this show but get there and find out everyone went crazy basically or or at least the the the main guy went crazy and lots of violent murders went down on the ship and I thought of event horizon which I still maintain is the scariest fucking movie ever even though it's very cheesy in retrospect the act it's still shit out of me but yeah. I mean that's basically the exact setup of event horizon and what a creepy creepy setup set up that is and of course this movie is not by any means a horror movie. It's not scary really but certainly the the you lost ship that was out there doing some scientific mission like millions of miles away isolated from from Earth than you know that that that unknown Nisa space multiplied by the the fact that you know the ship disappeared for so many years and who knows if anyone's still on it or what happened to it. I I really Kinda amps up the creep factor in this in both situations and yeah that is a perfect tie-in with everything that goes on with Tommy Tommy Lee Jones his character and his crew either get spend what like thirty years almost in the movie where his his crew went out to the Lima project and they hadn't been heard of again so brad. Pitt's character thought he's dead. My father died doing that but then all of a sudden you know you have that beacon. That's coming That's a great tie in on that one. I gotTa give you props on that one. Well thank you man thank you. What do you got for your next puzzle piece. My next one is going to be Mad Max fury road and amusing this for a very specific part part of the movie the only real true action set piece of this movie shore and it's when they're on the moon and there's moon pirates apparently they're being chased throughout and it's very reminiscent of Mad Max Fury Road I even in my review. Even I even called it. Mad Max Lunar Road Eh just because of the fact that everything feels the same you have one croup being chased down in to aid. You know where they're going but it feels it's as though they're being chased almost like macrey. That's how it felt like to me at least the way that action piece was setup designed. How shot sure absolutely you know and I I remember hearing you talk about that on your episode and that's that's hilarious. I love that Mad. Max Lunar rose as much as ad Astra is not an action movie and it's not the kind of movie that you know get sequels or spin offs or anything like that I would love to know more about the world of Space Space Pirates on the moon and you know it's so interesting would be super fascinating to me the fact that there's regions of the the moon you can't travel because they might kill yeah because it's it's not governed land. It's painful. It's not alien. It's just people who who went up there and then just kind of went off grid or whatever that is nuts and I wish they would have explored that a little more says frigging great all right so yes so let me go with another one here so normally. I try not to do you this on the show but I just felt like I had to in the lead up to two ad Astra. I decided to go back and watch James. Graves film lost city of Z. or as characters refer to it but I'm pretty sure the movie itself just say loss at easy but whatever but you know I was was. I was really interested that really the characters have a very similar a goal. I mean they're they're. It's a similar story three of character it now. It's a very different way and of course one is set in the past and WanNa say in the future but you know it. It's still well a guy who has just obsessed with this scientific quest and you know in in Las Z. It's finding this law city in an Amazon and of course an ad Astra it's finding proof of extraterrestrial life out towards Saturn or whatever wherever the project was going and would eventually kills him eventually leads to his death and in Law City Z. You you know drags his son into it and in this drags his son into the different ways in very different stories but I just found it interesting that this movie has a very real parallel with with losses e both written and directed by James Gray Have you seen I have not it's one that's been on my list of movies to watch and I just for some reason can't get around twitter yeah. Just keep I just keeps I hadn't I hadn't either it took me forever to finally watch it and I was just like in the lead up. I was like because because honestly I this is probably a good moment to talk about that. Where are you a fan of. Any of James Graves other work to be honest miss with you. I the only one that really comes to mind is ad Astra like unless I am blanking on some other movie that that I I don't know was his. I'm currently looking at up now because I think I may have seen another one of his movies and not even realize that I did see it but I don't think I have seen any other of his movies yeah to be honest with the only ones I'd ever seen up until this point where two lovers and we own the naive and I didn't really like we own the night and two lovers. I don't really remember very well. It's just one of those movies I know I saw a long time ago but I hadn't seen any of his other movies and so that's why I like leading up to this. I was like I got to see at least one of his other movies and and hopefully like it before where I walk into this movie that like this big big giant sci-fi movie director like seemingly out of nowhere it gets to make a big giant sci-fi movie with Brad Pitt there must be a reason and Yeah Oh oh yes I ended up watching La City Z. The week before this came out and I was as I was watching. I was like Oh my God because I kinda got an idea of what the movie was going to be. We from the trailer that Astra and I was like wow this seems very similar to what I'm about to see in Ad Astra then sure enough it really followed through with the actual full movie but yes I just found that that parallel very interesting and I would recommend law. City is the for anyone who hasn't seen it so it's on my list absolutely well. What do you got for your next one the next one I have two more that you're where the next one is the movie. I reformed nine now. That was the movie starring Ethan Hawke came out last year and so that movie movie deals with a person who at the beginning of the movie is shown as a calm character a poise character as the movie goes on and certain situations thrust upon him he begins to question things he begins to doubt himself he begins to change and adapt to certain situations and that's exactly how I feel Brad. Pitt's character is in this movie when we first meet him in this movie and Brad Pitt David make a point to say his resting heart beat rate is not just to show that key is calm. He is collected. There's nothing that conveys.
"astra" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Me. I'm glad that it wasn't like a fool like space epic action adventure film. Yeah Yeah and it absolutely something that I've noticed recently among movies dealing with space. This is the type of themes that they talk about or you know at least portray Damore. They're not as heroic as some of the classic smooth like let's say Apollo Thirteen you can say Armageddon. Even you know just like they're all about either conquering or doing something great but the last few years you have gravity of interstellar you have this that have more of a isolation or how hard it is to be on astronaut or anything like that so. I find that interesting and that's something that I've really enjoyed for the last couple of years yeah. I think that's great exploring hiring. You know space movies in different. You know going into them in a different way. It seems lately and I think that's absolutely a great point. I also think that's probably really a good setup for jumping into some puzzle pieces so I don't WanNa. Go with your your first puzzle piece all right so my first puzzle piece. I am going to use the movie ex now ex Makina. I'm taking the themes from that movie and kind of showing what Astra's there's doing as well x marking up has this sense of isolation you have the main character played by Oscar Oscar Isaac who lives out by himself. It's a futuristic world. It's lived in world by it feels cold if feels very lived in but it's sterile and that's kind of how this world and ad Astra feels to me because it's a world that we kind hind recognize even though it says it's in the near future but like there's things there's advancements in technology. Everything feels so you know to the point. Nothing feels exciting about that. New Technology sure even though like it's an advancement. If you think about it you know just taking it piece by apiece we are traveling to the Moon in the in the movie ad Astra as a commercial flight. You know yeah or next machi. Now we have a living robot who can interact with you but the way the movies portray those bike advancements make it seem very dark and I'm very cold and that's what I feel with these type would both of these movies pretty much yeah. It's all it's all like rather rather than being like like distant future sci-fi. It's like just natural advancement of where we're at right now. What were the things that we know are right right around the corner. maybe just like one step around what's right around the corner exactly and so but the movie doesn't glorify them it makes it seem seem as though we have either taken advantage of it like an ad astro we've commercialized being on the Moon. You know there's a subway on the moon or it's just assumed oh you know we're using. Ai To build robots and this person has figured out how to get even more more advanced with it doesn't feel agree. It's not a great sense of amazement. It's almost like a dread. That's in there yeah no that that's a really good point yeah. It's like you know it gets to just become another part of life. Just like you know traffic would be now versus before there were cars or anything like that. I also like when they're on the plane or the spaceship. I guess and it to get a towel that costs money hundreds on dollars. Yeah that certainly is. We're headed on this earth. I think but yeah great great first puzzle piece and you know I'm GonNa. I'M GONNA skip around with my puzzle pieces here. I wasn't going to do this one yet but I think I'm I'm GonNa jump off of what you were just saying there about like the commercialization of the moon and of of everything in this and I'm going to talk about total recall oh because again it's like this this this near future with all this weird just like but not weird like commercialized commercialized stuff like the next steps of what you would expect the future just a few steps beyond where is going to end up being and of course we're going to commercialize socialize everything. Of course it's going to be all you know all of Modern Day America just expanded into space and just crapping up space. Swick Swick that we have and and to be honest. I haven't seen total recall in a long long time but I I feel like the scenes that I remember the most are those kinds of things of like just seeing you know seeing what life in outer space could be like you know in a capitalistic commercialized way but I I always found that to be so funny yeah and you can even here in Ad Astra Win. I get to the moon and you can hear Brad. Pitt's character the inner monologue. You know if if you if my father would see all this he tear it all down showing how commercialism socialism has infiltrated everything that we do including 's you know lunar exploration. I didn't think about this ahead of time but that whole thing being of these movies kind of not showing the heroism anymore necessarily or a different kind of heroism you know part of it could be because these characters are just so burnt out on this you know that they they know that all their experts in space are going to be for an end goal of of just turning shit into more you know consumerism and all that crap get exactly they everything that is an advancement. There's always something else that follows it in his. How can we commercialize. How can we incentivize that advancement. Yes no wonder or these. Characters aren't so super psyched about their missions. What what do you got for your next puzzle. It's my next puzzle piece. It's a very specific nick thing about this movie but I'm going to go with goodfellas now. I could have chosen a whole number of movies for this particular aspect but I'm GonNa talk about voiceover shore. This has been a sticking point for a lot of people with ad Astra Brad Pitt's character you hear his inner monologue. He talks about you know different relationships. He talks about himself about his mission how he feels and I think goodfellas was for the most part. I think most people would say that that is a good use of voice over work where you're hearing the character the main character you know what what he wanted to be. He always wanted to be in the family. He always wanted to be a gangster. He always wanted to be this. That's a great use of it and I think ad Astra does have good uses as of it. Some people complain that it's a little too much or that. Maybe if it was a little more restrained people would have enjoyed it more but I'll be honest with you. I think that a lot of the best lines that this movie has offered terms of quotes. Come from those narrations like for example. There's one where Brad Pitt is speaking about his father and his like the further away. I tried to get away from you. The closer I become to you I keep dragging being dragged into the same dark hole little things like that that they sound like very clever lines and that's why I wanted to say that the voice over work at least for me worked yeah I I was wondering as has the movie was starting like you know maybe like twenty minutes in or something was starting to wonder like. Is it going to be voice over the whole damn time and sure enough it was I. It didn't really bother me either just a little jarring because you know you're a you know a lot of the Times you think of movies that rely on voice over and if it's not like kinda perfect it kind of goes the other way to where you're lying like God. They're doing voice over the whole right and so but but I do think you're right though that it was done this is an example of it being done really well and I think I think people who you don't like the movie because of the voice over I think maybe they're just not paying attention to you know all the interesting things about this character and and what he's feeling and what he's going through and and that is how I mean in a movie that very purposefully doesn't deal with much in the way of other characters I mean there's a few peppered throughout but you know this is very intentional you know and and I I think it's done really well the way he handles voiceover in this and I think that a lot of people who have.
"astra" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Welcome to another episode of piecing it together the podcast where we take a look at a new movie and try to figure out what movies inspired it and today. Dan The show. We're talking about one. That was one of my most awaited movies of the year we're talking about. James Gray's Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt as a a astronaut who goes into deep reaches of space to find his father who might still be out there after his ship has been missing for many many years. It's a very interesting movie very unique and really enjoyed it quite a bit but we'll get into that in the conversation and as we start to get into it here with Rico from always critic podcast you heard Rico back on our vendors super episode but we haven't gotten them on a full episode until now and I'm glad to finally have him on the show so before we get into that conversation I do want to remind you to make sure you're subscribed piecing it together. On Your podcast I apple choice and you can review on Apple podcasts of course and you can follow us on social media at Piecing pod and join our facebook group popcorn corn and puzzle pieces where the conversation about all these movies continues so without further ado. Let's just jump right into this one all right sue today we are finally getting around to talking about. Ad Astra movie that was delayed over and over and over over again but it's real and it happened and we watched it and joining me for this one is Rico from always the critic movie podcast Rico Glad to have you here Amen. Thank you so much for having me. I'm glad to be on for this episode. Yeah this is GONNA be. There's GonNa be a I think a a little bit of Immedi one and I dig into there. There's just there's so much going on in this movie and I actually listened to your your podcast review of it and I really I enjoyed a lot of what you guys. Were saying about it and I. It's you know it's definitely a movie. I had been looking forward to a lot. You know I'll just say right up front at the top OP I. I think you guys liked it a little more than I did. Although I definitely did enjoy it and I'm very much looking forward to talking about it but before we get into ad Ad Astra you were on our avengers and game super episode but since you haven't been on a full one yet what are you introduce yourself to our listeners and just tell people about you. You in your podcast sounds good. Thanks so much well. My name like you said is Rico Albarracin. I am the CO host for the always the critic podcast with Jessica Furby that is a podcast where we basically look at the newest movie of the week and we talk about him review it so like the most recent episodes like you mentioned ad Astra. We also did a upcoming really soon it depending on when this is released Judy starring Renee Zellweger will be released as well so every week we are basically on top of the new movie and looking at it to see if it's good if it's bad in you you know what if we think it'll be a top ten at the end of the year. How long have you guys been at it. You've been doing it a while. Yeah actually we are. I approaching a sixteen months now. I remember our first episode was the overboard episode overboard the remake of the eighties comedy. That's the very first episode I did. What made you think to start with that. One of all the movies right yeah I think it was all about timing because I was trying to time it with summer but I wanted to get a couple of reps out there I I so I decided to record and then I decided to release them so I got two episodes under my belt and then we released like a big one four for it was adventures infinity war. I believe right right so yeah. It was all trial and error pretty much but I still still wanted to release them. As a way of I guess getting people to get used to our voice in see how we've grown from at that time sure sure yeah that's funny. I early piecing it together. Episodes some of them you know we went through various sound issues and in just like just getting the whole format together and making sure we knew what we wanted to be and I always say we but I mean you know me and whoever won with me but but yeah I mean you gotta you gotTa leave him up because he want to be able to go back and and see how the show grows and everything like that over time but yeah awesome awesome so ad Astra. What what did you think going into this movie. Did you think because obviously this movie. He was delayed a bunch and I I think it's I think it's worth talking really quickly before. We get into puzzle pieces did you did you have any kind of bad feeling going into sweat like the The delays were for bad reason at all. This is going to be a mess or something like that or were. You like super excited just in on it so I remember I didn't know about all of the delays but one delayed that I did know about was when this was supposed to be scheduled for May and then all of a sudden the got pushed back to September and in my mind I thought well they must have a lot of confidence the releasing it in September because usually usually starting in September I'm going into this season is when we start seeing more critically acclaimed movies shorter lack of a better term and they they must've saw something in this that made them think you know what it would be better to release in September to May. May it's too crowded. There's too many blockbusters out there so for me. I didn't think of it as a bad thing and I purposely tried to stay away from reviews or even the rotten tomatoes score like I just need away from it. All just go in as blind as I could. I I saw oh the trailer so I can't say that I went in really blind blind but sure but I wanted to try to have it not be ruined for me and I went in with not really too much expectation of what I was going to get but once I walked out I loved it. I thought it was is what very well done. does it have its flaws of course. I can't say it's perfect although me and Jessica I got both gave it a very hard high grade on our on our review but with that said I think the themes that he talks about or even displays throughout the movie or it really symbolizes throughout the movie. I think really spoke to me so that's why I you know had such a high score score for in high regard so far with the movies that have seen so far this year sure yeah I. I think you know one one reason in not to do with quality or anything that I kinda had in the back of my mind was that maybe they were trying to avoid once upon a time in Hollywood with you know putting to Brad Pitt performances performances so close together but you know speaking to what you were just saying no. I think it's really interesting the rotten tomatoes scores on this. I mean to see that a huge disconnect a lot of the Times. It's the other way around where the audience loves a movie and the critics hated this time around. It seems to be the other way around. It seems like audiences aren't really I think they maybe didn't know what they were getting into with this movie whereas you know critics. Kinda you know they saw James Gray. Okay and they you know Kinda. Kinda got the idea ahead of time. Oh this is going to be more of a movie you know exactly I think the trailers really sold all this has more of an action epic than what it was going to be but as I was watching those trailers they kept showing the same clip over and over so I was like take. This doesn't seem like there's more to it than what we're seeing. There's gotta be something else and for.
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"Of create your universe. Hey, astra. Hammerfest you for having me. I'm so glad to be with you. We've known each other for about six or seven years online now. And we met when I was start doing started doing the village. So you've had a, I think, over the years, you had quite a few incarnations in your your, your business, and so. What is create your universe? All about. That's a good question. But he didn't his can be challenging because his actually really about so much, and yet, it's also really simple at the same time throughout.
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"Interstellar light sales and advanced transportation system that was pushing payloads up to a million tons of each voting from his paper, a large enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even enter gold. Lactic distances. This is close quote, they had of Harvard University's astronomy department. And in one of our interviews. He said to me. Linda, quote, if our civilization on earth is now contemplating doing star shot which is. Kind of projecting with lasers, and they might try this in about another year or two that they would start off with something small and light. And maybe get it up to twenty or thirty percent of the speed of light because it would be small be like pushing an iphone with laser, but we'd have a shield on it. And if they start doing that now he said there might be another advanced technological civilization that already has mastered. This technology went far ahead. And so that now that we're what we're seeing with these bursts of half a billion Suns of energy and not just in one part of this universe. But all over the place that they are actually evidence of launching advanced large cargo now that is fascinating because he's not the. Only astronomer and Astra physicist who is linking this concept that if you reach a point where you could start watching small things and work your way up into heavier cargo that where we are now sorted beginning to tip toe into Cam we use laser light to project something.
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"Interviewing documentary film-makers. I'm Tom powers the documentary. Programmer for the Toronto international film festival and artistic director of doc NYC. On this episode. I interview Astra Taylor. Her three films have all explored philosophy and ideas and unusual territory for documentary film. The I was g Jack about the philosopher's slavery Shak. The second was examined life, profiling nine contemporary thinkers, and our newest film, opening in theaters this month is called what is democracy for some reason. I think I'd I would just personally like to see more films about ideas in the world. I'm making them. What is democracy was filmed in twenty sixteen in the lead up to Donald Trump's election Astra conducts conversations with an eclectic set of thinkers covering topics from Plato to modern immigration. She also talks to regular people about democracy, Miami students Syrian refugees and Trump supporters. She ponders the meaning of democracy and the threats against it. Here is Cornel west talking about democracy's challenge to deliver civil rights for racial minorities. If the majority of Americans would vote nineteen fifty four for school integration. Never would what's fascinating about my own tradition. Monto king junior fan into ham. Any others. We radical Democrats come in from the chocolate side of town coming from beneath American democracy coming from the insulate and Jim crow. Jane crow is that we still held onto notions of democracy, but they were democratic critiques of the truncated democratic practices in America. So we're still wrestling with Plato's challenge. Plato's challenge will never go away. Well, never goal because the fastest possibilities of any democratic experiment are always there. I don't care which part of the world you're talking about. Often while watching Astra's films. I'm going to consult books for further reading this time. She's writing her own book on the subject called democracy may not exist, but will miss it. When it's gone. It comes out this spring besides being a filmmaker and an author. She's also an activist who helped create the debt collective more about that later, and she's a musician who performs with their partner. Jeff Mangum in the band neutral milk hotel..